After looking around for a while, I have found a private sale P45+. The firmware currently installed is 2.9.8. This is a little strange given that the current firmware is 5.1.2, but I don't necessarily want to pass up the chance to get this back.
My main concern, having read a number of posts here, that the early P45+ models did not take the firmware upgrade to do the 60m exposure and needed to be sent back to the factory. Is this accurate, and does anyone know if Phase still support this? THe back appears to be in good condition with approx 15K shots. The other issue that worries me is that the S/N is a DT0000XXX as in one of the first 1000 units assuming phase does this sequentially.
I also found this on the P1 forum (posted in 2009), but could not really decipher anything for it.
"2.9.8 is current for your back.
3.2.6 firmware is only applicable to a specific production range of P+, and can potentially create problems units with non 3.2.6 compatible hardware. This is why we do not make it publicly available."
PS. My preference is always the dealer, but I cannot appear to locate one at this time.
Appreciate any advice before....Cheers,